No tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after 4.1 preliminary magnitude Kīlauea earthquake

Hawaiʻi Island earthquake, Jan. 3, 2022. PC: USGS

There is no tsunami threat to Hawaiʻi after a preliminary 4.1 magnitude earthquake located in the southwest rift zone of the Kīlauea Volcano on Hawaiʻi Island. The quake occurred at around 2:13 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center say no tsunami is expected, but some areas may have experienced shaking.

The USGS reports the quake was located near the following locations:

  • Pāhala, Hawaiʻi, 8.1 km (5 mi) W
  • Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiʻi, 62.3 km (38.7 mi) NE
  • Hilo, Hawaiʻi, 66.8 km (41.5 mi) NNE
  • Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi, 79.1 km (49.1 mi) NW
  • Honolulu, Oʻahu, 346.9 km (215.6 mi) NW

*More information will be added as it becomes available.

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